Beth Smith is probably one of the most recognized American personalities of all times and why wouldn’t she be; for she makes her presence so loud and audacious. All that is a very good way. We do not know what we would do if someone replaced her. But, to even worry about that happening in our foolishness.
How come we are so certain about that? Well, to be all honest, it is not certainty but probability. You see the show that she appears on and made her famous, a man called Dog the Bounty Hunter (nicknamed), and he is her husband.
Now you see that despite having her image, her husband’s fame has also assisted her in gathering such massive recognition. But there lie loads of things that people do not know about her. Although she seems to put her life as it is on the camera, there are things she does not discuss.
Eager to find out what those things are? Well, all you have to do is keep reading along. Today, we talk about this charming lady and dissect her personal life to bits and pieces to make out all the details.
Beth Smith Personal Life
Well, we all know Beth Smith from her appearance on Dog the Bounty Hunter created a ripple effect for her regarding her fame. The show started in 2003, and she never looked back since. But her professional life is for later. Right now, we should focus on her personal life.
As mentioned before, she is married to a man known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, which is his nickname. So what is his real name? The man that Beth Smith married is known as Duane Chapman. It all started in 2006.
Beth and Duane, a couple dated for a long time married back in May 2006. They swapped vows in an intimate wedding ceremony which their closest family and friends attended in Hawaii. Any other details regarding their wedding remain hidden, and the reason behind it is a mystery as well.
The most probable reason is the couple’s concern for privacy. However, the wedding was supposed to be a call for celebration, but a tragedy happened for the couple.
Death of Daughter
On the eve of their wedding day with the love of her life Duane Chapman, their daughter (Beth’s stepdaughter) died in a car accident. While Beth and Duane were getting ready for their Hawaii Saturday wedding, their daughter Barbara Katy Chapman died in a fatal car crash and did not survive it.
The news came to the couple’s knowledge on the day of their wedding. However, with some consultation and mourning, Duane and others agreed that the wedding would take place. So as said, the wedding happened, but they did not info mgt any of the guests of the tragic news.
Duane took the courtesy of revealing the death of his daughter at reception. This left the guests shocked, and a mournful atmosphere took over the wedding celebration. Upon investigation, authorities said that Barbara, along with a friend, stole an SUV. The vehicle later went off the road into the woods and crashed upside down.
Before stealing the vehicle, Barbara also tried to rent a room for two using a stolen credit card in a nearby resort. Authorities also suspect that alcohol/drugs were a contributing factor in the accident.
Barbara’s parents Duane and his ex-wife did not retest against these claims but rather said that Barbara was trying to get her life on track but ended up getting in a mess every time.
Beth and Duane
Duane met Beth Smith for the first time when she was just 19 years old. The couple sparked connection and started dating. However, the relationship was a little wobbly, and they ended up splitting and reconciling several time in 10 years.
The on and off relation went out to be so extreme that they even married other people during that period. After about 16 years of turbulence filled relationship, Beth and Duane finally married and started living together.
They also joined their families together, which turned into a massive extended family. This happened because both previously had extensive relationships history. First, let’s talk about her husband Duane’s personal life.
Duane Chapman: Relationship History
Chapman has an extensive relationship history that goes back to 70s. Duane was in a relationship with a woman called Debbie White while both were teenage. The couple dated for some time and drift apart. Later Debbie gave birth to a baby who was Duane’s.
The baby was adopted by someone else after Debbie committed suicide. Later after a boy who was named Christopher Michael Hecht grew up, his grandmother contacted Duane to tell him about the child he never knew he had.
His second relationship was with a woman named La Fonda Sue Honeycutt whom he married on April 1, 1972. During his marriage, Duane went to prison, and that affected the relationship, and the couple got divorced in 1977. During their years as a married couple, they welcomed two children together.
He later went on to marry Anne M. Tegnell on August 22, 1979, and the couple welcomed three children together. However, this marriage also failed, and the couple divorced in 1982. Duane did not stop there, however.
On June 22, 1982, Duane married another woman named Lyssa Rae Brittain. Duane and Lyssa went on to have three children. Despite having a family together Duane and Lyssa Rae Brittain divorced. On 20 November 1991, their divorce finalized.
In a couple of months after his divorce with Lyssa Rae, Duane married another woman called Tawny Marie in 1992. This time again, the relationship did not last, and they ended up divorcing in 1994.
Beth Smith Married Husband’s Best friend
Duane is not the only one who married more than once. Before marrying Duane, Beth previously married while she was just a teenager. Her husband was Duane’s best friend in High School. Beth welcomed two children while with her first husband.
Her firstborn is Dominic Davis who Beth did not get to raise because she was just 17 at the time giving birth. She also had a daughter whom she named Cecily Barmore-Chapman.
The couple eventually ended up divorcing while Beth was a teenager. She later met Duane, and the rest is history.
The couple joined forces, and by that we mean families. Beth Smith practices bounty hunting along with her husband. The couple’s children Leland Chapman, Duane Lee Chapman III, and daughter Lyssa Chapman joined them.
They also practice bail bondsmen job and counsel Detainees. However, in 2012, the two sons Leland and Duane III quit the show following a rift. They have reconciled since, but both have not returned to the show.
The show that started in 2003 ended in 2012.
Beth Smith Bio
Wife to Duane Chapman, Beth Smith was born on October 29, 1967, in Denver, Colorado, United States of America. Smith is currently 51 years old. She shares both American and Italian nationality.
Apart from bounty hunting, Smith previously worked as a waitress, nightclub singer, and Clerk. She also previously involved herself in various sports like Ice-skating and gymnastics. She has appeared on Hawaii Five-0, Sidewalk Entertainment, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, and many other TV shows.
Beth Smith is currently an executive producer for a reality TV series called Dog’s Most Wanted. The show just announced. At the moment, Beth has a massive net worth of $2 million. Her husband surpasses her with a net worth of $6 million.